PARENT Speaker Series, with Rachel Simmons
6:30 PM18:30

PARENT Speaker Series, with Rachel Simmons

Milton Public Schools and The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition PARENT Speaker Series is proud to present an evening with New York Times best selling author Rachel Simmons entitled,
Odd Girl Out: Best Friends, Worst Enemies and Everything In-between
This event is free.
Parents, teachers and community members are welcome to attend.
DATE: Monday, January 8th
TIME: 6:30- 8 pm
LOCATION: Milton High School

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6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Overdose Vigil

Quincy's 7th Annual Candlelight Overdose vigil.

To remember all those lost to overdoses and support those affected by substance use disorder.

Registration of names to be read at 6:30; Ceremony begins at 7:00.

"One Community working together to bring the message of "HOPE BEYOND LOSS"

Thomas Crane Library Lawn
Rain location: Bethany Congregational Church | 18 Spear Street | Quincy

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6:00 PM18:00

Fostering Emotional Wellness During the College-Age Years

Hear from our panel of experts from Milton High School, Milton Academy, Curry College, South Shore Mental Health and the Association of Behavioral Health about the variety of programs and resources in place to help students support their emotional and behavioral wellness and develop resiliency as they balance their academic lives during and after high school.

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5:30 PM17:30

Substance Use Awareness and Prevention in Milton

Join us for an Important Milton Community Forum

Substance Use Awareness and Prevention in Milton
Safeguarding Our Kids In Risky Times- K-12

A Skill Building Forum for Parents and Guardians of K-12 In Milton

  • Hear latest results of Milton youth assessment
  • Learn techniques of talking to your kids about substance use prevention
  • Hear from prevention experts on the impact of drugs and alcohol on the developing teen brain Learn to recognize signs of teen substance use
  • Vendor tables, instructional video clips and MORE!

Tuesday, October 4th
Milton High School Auditorium

Exhibit Hall Open 5:30 pm
Speaker Panel 6:30 pm

Expert Speaker Panel
Laurie Stillman, MMHS, Public Health Consultant, MSAPC Lead Consultant
“A Milton Snapshot; Youth substance use and mental health trends”
Dr. Marisa Silveri, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital
“How underage drinking, smoking and drugs effects the teenage brain”
Barbara Green, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Medical Director of Youth Health Connection. Walden Behavioral Care and South Shore Hospital.
“Now What? Parenting Tips and Skill Building to Raise Healthy and Safe Kids”

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7:00 PM19:00

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - September meeting

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Youth Substance Misuse in Milton

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition releases its yearlong Community Assessment results

Parents, Students and Leaders reveal Milton’s challenges and opportunities through:
-Parent and Student Surveys
-Student and Adult Focus Groups
-Community Leader Interviews
-Published Public and Private Data Sources

The first step to change is community awareness.  Let’s learn together!

Monday September 19
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
Nangeroni Conference Room
Refreshments courtesy of the hospital

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Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Summer Meeting
7:00 PM19:00

Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Summer Meeting

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You and your Milton neighbors are invited to the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition's Summer Meeting on Wednesday July 20th at 7pm at Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton Hospital, in the Nangeroni Conference Room.  John King, Milton's newly-appointed Police Chief, will be the featured speaker. His presentation is entitled Prevention, Education, Treatment, and Recovery – We All Have a Role. Your participation and questions are warmly welcomed. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the hospital.
Following Police Chief King's remarks and audience discussion, there will be a short presentation concerning a proposal for formalizing the coalition's organizational structure.  The proposal will give clarity as to what constitutes membership to the coalition, who will serve as leadership, how key decisions will be made, and how the community will be engaged.  The Board of Health wants the community's input into this proposal, and this is your chance to do so!

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7:00 PM19:00

Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention: What every parent needs to know.

Spot the Signs. Learn the Facts.
Find the Tools. Get the Help.

Featuring expert panelists
Dr. Alan Holmlund, Director on Suicide Prevention Program, Mass. DPH
Margaret Hannah, Director INTERFACE Mass. School of Professional Psychology

Sponsored by: Rep. Josh Cutler, Rep. Tom Calter, Sen. Pat O’Connor and Duxbury FACTS

Duxbury Senior Center
10 Mayflower St, Duxbury, MA 02332

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9:30 AM09:30

Understanding the Impact of Parental Substance Use Disorders on Young Children with Disabilities

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Communities of Practice is pleased to be collaborating with the Institute for Health and Recovery to offer five regional trainings on this important topic.
This presentation will provide information on the impact of parental substance use disorders on young children relevant to a wide variety of settings, with a special focus on professionals working with very young children with disabilities, and their families. Through shared content, small and large group discussion, and learning activities participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of substance use disorders and their prevalence in Massachusetts' families.
  • Develop an understanding of how parental substance use disorders affect young children with disabilities, including their relationships and attachments, physical and brain development and behavior.
  • Acquire strategies for helping children of parents with parental substance use disorders, including building resiliency, managing challenging behaviors and creating safe environments.
  • Learn approaches for supporting families affected by parental substance use disorders, including  creating partnerships with families, talking about sensitive issues, and working with other agencies to  respond to families’ needs.
  • Receive a reference list of resources to strengthen your capacity to support children and families impacted by substance use disorders.

Five [5] sessions will be held in June throughout the state at a location near you!
Presentation begins at 9:30 for all sessions.
Lunch will not be served. Please bring your lunch.
Or, if you prefer, there will be local options near each location to purchase lunch.
Please register for the date of your choice at:

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9:30 AM09:30

Aging with Dignity Conference

Conference on preventing and responding to substance use and related problems in older adults.

Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Note: times in this listing aren't confirmed; see below for how to obtain details.)

Registration brochure will be sent out six weeks before the conference. If you would like additional information, or you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. at 508-752-7313, TTY: 508-754-0039, Fax: 508-752-8111, or e-mail:

Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and Bureau of Community Health and Prevention; Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; Massachusetts Association of Centers on Aging and Senior Center Directors; Mass Home Care; Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Mass PACE and AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

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5:30 PM17:30

Stand Up for Local Families

Fundraiser will benefit local families who have been impacted by the opioid epidemic in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Tickets $75
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Neighborhood Club of Quincy
27 Glendale Road, Quincy, MA
Featured Speaker: Mary Lou Sudders, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
For more information and tickets:

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8:00 AM08:00

MIAA Teen Mental Health, Depression and Suicide Summit

Creating Communities of Awareness and Support Conference

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
8 AM to 2 PM
Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA

This conference is free. Suggested audience includes School Administrators, Wellness Coordinators, A. D.'s, Teachers, Coaches, Nurses, Guidance Staff, Team Captains, Student Ambassadors, Student Leaders, Class and Activity Group Officers, Club Advisors, School Resource Officers, PTO's. Schools are encouraged to register a group of student and adult of participants.

The Conference Program is available online as a PDF.

For more information, please contact Karen Nardone at or 508-541-7997

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7:00 PM19:00

Milton Coalition April Meeting

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Milton Voices: Stories of Struggle and Hope
Moderated by Dr. John Knight, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Children's Hospital.

The Coalition's February meeting will be held at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, in the Nangeroni Conference Room.

Please join us as a panel of Milton residents share their personal experiences coping with substance abuse

Refreshments will be served. Please make every effort to attend and do consider bringing a friend!

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2:00 PM14:00

Alcohol and Drug Misuse: A Problem for all Ages

Carol Girard, from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will speak about Substance Abuse and its impact on communities and families.  She will focus her remarks on the impacts on older populations.
Ms. Girard will be joined by Laurie Stillman, a Milton resident and public health professional representing the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.  She will speak about the prevalence of substance abuse problems in our Town of Milton, and what the coalition is doing to help raise awareness and stem the problem.

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7:00 PM19:00

Milton Coalition February Meeting

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The Coalition's February meeting will be held at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, in the Nangeroni Conference Room. At this meeting the Coalition will release the data that our Boston University graduate student, Vivian Baird Zars, has been collecting with Laurie Stillman over the last six months, concerning the frequency of drug and alcohol misuse by Milton residents young and old, as well as the frequency of mental health emergencies.  The data has been mined from state and local sources such as Fallon Ambulance, Milton BID Hospital, Police Reports, and from youth surveys.  After the presentation, meeting participants will discuss the "why" behind the numbers. We hope to have a lot of community members in attendance so please make every effort to attend. Bring a friend!

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9:00 AM09:00

Integrated Care Learning Consortium workshop

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The Integrated Care Learning Consortium presents
How to Address the Integrated Needs of Transition-age Youth with Behavioral Health Issues: a Mock Care Planning Discussion with a Multidisciplinary Team.

Friday, January 29
9-11:30 am
Nangeroni Education Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA

To RSVP, call Lisa Braude at 617-313-1352
or email at

A light breakfast will be served.

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7:00 PM19:00

Milton Coalition meeting

BID Milton Hospital

Special Guest Speakers
James Jette, Principal of Milton High School
Presenting on the Youth Risk Behavioral Survey
Margie Skeer, ScD, MPH, MSW   Milton Resident
Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University
Presenting on  youth substance abuse prevention

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6:30 PM18:30

Coping with Grief and Stress during the Holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved is difficult at any time, but the stress of the holiday season can often times magnify your sense of loss and mourning. Join licensed psychologist Phillip Quinn, Sc.D., from South Shore Mental Health, to learn how to better manage and cope with grief during what can be a joyful, yet painful time of year.

  • DATE: Wednesday, November 18
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810.
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10:00 AM10:00

Train the Trainer Event on “Hidden in Plain Site”

On November 10, 2015 from 10 AM-11:30 AM Youth Health Connection will host a free “Train the Trainer,” event on Hidden In Plain Sight: An Awareness Program for Parents and Guardians on items and behaviors that may be a concern related to teen substance use.   At this training attendees will learn about the contents of the “mock teen bedroom” a display that contains over 60 items of possible concern, be shown how to set up and take down the display, receive training on how to present the accompanying community presentation and have time for a question and answer period.    

The community presentation is designed to open parental eyes and raise awareness on possible risky adolescent behaviors.  After attending, the “trainers” can request the Hidden In Plain Sight display and materials for their community, coalition or organization free of charge.  To register please RSVP to  Youth Health Connection is grateful to the support from BlumShapiro that makes it possible to bring this program and training to our local region.

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